Speak Up And Be Heard, Geeks And Gamers!

It’s not okay to threaten a school shooting. It’s not okay to threaten to kill someone’s family. It’s not okay to find someone’s address and post it online without consent. It’s not okay to try to induce someone into committing suicide. It’s not okay to threaten someone with rape. None of these things is okay,…
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A Crummy Month For Geek Women

The last few weeks have been a tough time to be a geek woman, heavy with victim-blaming, brutalization and creepy gender-based harassment and lameness on a number of fronts. All of it has been fraught with victim-blaming. 1. Culture and video game critic Anita Sarkeesian, of Feminist Frequency,¬†was terrorized into leaving her home. It’s one…
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Dead Wives And Lazy Writers

Dracula is a terrible show, and while Sleepy Hollow has great moments, it too is sometimes afflicted by lazy writing–and both shows suffer from Dead Wife Syndrome. However, they make having a Dead Wife look so good that I almost want a Dead Wife or two myself.Dracula’s Dead Wife is beautiful, and he loved her.…
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What Should A Princess Look Like?

I had the best princess role model when I was a child. Although she had beautiful dresses and ornate, stylish hairdos just like the Disney lineup of princesses, she also carried a blaster, didn’t take any lip from any scruffy nerfherders, and actively participated in her own rescue. Yes, she was still a bit of…
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Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

It’s Ada Lovelace Day, a good day to celebrate women in technology careers! If you don’t know who Ada Lovelace is, check out this wonderful Science Chicks blog post. She was the first computer programmer. Not the first woman programmer, the first programmer, and she did it without having a computer to program anything on.…
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